Daniel J. Cormier, Ph.D.

Military Professor National Security Affairs
Col., U.S. Army
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Dan Cormier is a professor in the National Security Affairs Department at the U.S. Naval War College. He specializes in diplomatic history, asymmetric warfare, counterterrorism, and Middle Eastern, African and European regional studies. As an Army Officer, he has served in a variety of command and staff assignments within the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and most recently in Africa. In addition to his operational background, he is a Middle East Foreign Area Officer and graduate of the Moroccan Cours d’Etat-Major, the French École de guerre, and the French Institut des hautes études de défense nationale.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asymmetrical Warfare
  • COIN
  • Cold War
  • Counterterrorism
  • Diplomacy
  • Europe
  • Foreign Policy
  • Geopolitics
  • International Relations
  • Middle East

Professional Highlights


Professor, National Security Affairs

U.S. Naval War College

Director, Middle East Studies

U.S. Army War College

U.S. Army War College Fellow, Paris, France


Commander, 1-30 Infantry Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division


Chief, Concepts Integration, USJFCOM


Ph.D., Temple University, U.S. History

M.A., Boston University, International Relations

B.A., University of New Hampshire, Political Science

Research Contributions and Publications

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